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A vintage British public information film. I presume this is from the 1970s, I hope I am correct on that.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, Central Office of Information, 1970s
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A vintage British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about swimming safety.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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An animated 1958 U.S. public service announcement for the Red Cross.
Topics: Classic PSA, Classic TV commercial, 1950s, 50s, Fifties, 1958, Public Service Announcement
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A PSA which I taped off the Australian version of the Nickelodeon during January 2001. I don't know when it was produced. 
Topics: PSA, Public service announcement, Cable television, VHS, Nickelodeon
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1952 U.S. anti-prejudice PSA.
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Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, Prejudice, 1950s, Anti-Racism, Public Service Announcement
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A 1971 British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film featuring Les Gray of rock group Mud.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film which uses humour to lighten the message.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1980s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1960s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1965 British "public information film" aimed at motorcycle and motor scooter riders. It advises people to wear a safety helmet. Produced by unknown production company for the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Classic PSA, 1965, 1960s, Motorcycle, Fashion, Mid-century, Public service announcement, Central...
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A collection of 1963 U.S. commercials. The commercials all aired during the same episode of "The Andy Griffith Show". Sadly, no cast ads here. Products are: Grape-Nuts cereal, Sanka coffee, Post-Toastes cereal, Gaines-Burgers (this commercial has been uploaded before as a seperate upload). Also included is a "Jack Benny" promo and a fitness PSA.
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Topics: Classic TV, Classic Television, Sixties TV, Vintage Commercials, Retro, Old, Public Service...
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A 1952 U.S. public service announcement.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, Public Service Announcement, Drink Driving
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Another 1952 U.S. anti-prejudice public service announcement. This one references Benny Goodman.
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Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, 1950s, Public Service Announcement, PSA
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A 1973 British public information film aimed at children.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film for preventing house fires.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, 1970s, Central Office of Information
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50's Public Service Announcement telling it's young viewers to avoid racism. This is taken from the TV series "Captain Video", which aired on The DuMont Television Network.
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Topics: Classic TV, Public Service Announcement, TV, Television, 50's, 1950's, Fifties, Commercial, DuMont...
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A brief and very basic PSA from the U.S. for the Heart Fund. 
Topics: Classic PSA, 1965, 1960s, Public service announcement, Television, TV
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A 1960s British public information film telling people to not litter. With Roy Hudd.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, 1960s, Central Office of Information
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A 1973 British public information film aimed at children.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1967 British public information film about road safety.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film advising parents to tell their children to say no to strangers.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, 1980s, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film. This comes from the DVD Charley Says .
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A commercial/PSA from Victoria, Australia. 
Topics: TV Commercial, VHS, 2000s, Advertising, Advertisement, PSA, Public service announcement
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A 1978 British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Central Office of Information
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A British public information film from 1968. Starring the voices of Wendy Craig and Peter Hawkins. This short was later re-worked during 2006.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Central Office of Information, Television
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A 1979 British public information film.
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Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A "public information film" (aka public service announcement) for the British Army. Produced for the Central Office of Information. 
Topics: Public service announcement, 1968, 1960s, Army, Military, Central Office of Information, Classic TV...
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A 1970s British public information film about door chains.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, 1970s, Central Office of Information
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A 1960s British public information film telling children to not talk to strangers.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1960s, Public service announcement, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1975 British public information film about motorcycle safety. Note: the copy carries a ratings classification (U = suitable for all) which indicates cinema distribution (although I'm guessing this was also shown on TV).
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Motorcycle, 1970s, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A humorous 1975 British public information film (PSA) about pick pockets. Note: despite the age of this, unless I'm mistaken it is still under copyright.
Topics: Public service announcement, Classic PSA, 1970s, British television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about the introduction of decimal currency.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A circa 1959 British public information film about the need for children to be correctly trained on how to ride a bicycle. According to the booklet of the DVD I took this from, this was intended for television distribution.
Topics: Public service announcement, Classic PSA, 1950s
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A vintage British public information film about road signs.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1980s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about wearing seatbelts. Note: features Jimmy Savile.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A public servive announcement reminding people to *not* litter.
Topics: Classic TV Commercial, 1960s, 60s, Sixties, Public Service Announcement, Classic PSA, 1963
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A vintage British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1960 U.S. public service announcement that warns that many deaths each year could be prevented. Voice over by Ozzie Nelson. The complete episode "No News for Harriet" can also be downloaded on the Internet Archive, but with inferior picture quality to this upload (it's a long, dull story as to why the picture quality is inferior).
Topics: 1960s, 60s, 1960's, 60's, Sixties, 1960, TV, Television, Classic TV, Driving, Deaths, Death, Cars,...
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A vintage British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film with popular actor Jon Pertwee.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about wearing seatbelts.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1973 British public information film aimed at children.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about crossing the road safely.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film about preventing smog.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, 1960s, Central Office of Information
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A 1960s British public information film about the need to wear seatbelts. Includes footage of a Morris Minor crashing into a van, as well as a crash involving a Ford Anglia.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film. This looks 1970s to me, I hope I am correct.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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An Australian PSA. Unfortunately there is slight cut off at the end (that's how it appears on the Beta tape I found this on). 
Topics: Public service announcement, Classic PSA, 1980s, Television, Broadcasting, Betamax
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A 1970s British public information film about wearing seatbelts.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about a road sign.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film. I hope I spelled the names of the cast correctly (both of which were popular TV stars in Britain).
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film about the dangers of frost on houses.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A British public information film which requires some explanation: the original version of this came out in 1968, however this is a re-worked version from 2006 with things like an iPod and such added. The original version has also been uploaded.
Topics: PSA, Public service announcement, 2000s, Central Office of Information
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A 1952 U.S. anti-prejudice PSA. With very cheap animation.
Topics: Classic PSA, 1952, 1950s, Public Service Announcement, Cheap animation
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A very brief British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, Television, Central Office of Information
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Circa 1962 British "public information film" (aka public service announcement) about a form of part-time foster care. Produced for the Central Office of Information. I have no idea whether this was shown on TV, in cinemas, or both.  Note: this is sometimes attributed to 1960, however since the car featured wasn't on the market until 1961, this is not possible.  Interesting to see minority representation in an early 1960s PSA. 
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Topics: Short film, Public service announcement, 1962, 1960s, Government film, Central Office of Information
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A 1980s British public information film about road safety. The ad uses a video game theme to get the message across. An example of how the Central Office of Information used pop culture in its output.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1980s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1955 U.S. psa for safe driving. This aired in a daytime show, hence why it is very basic. I believe the voice-over may have been live.
Topics: Classic PSA, PSA, Public Service Announcement, Cheap, Low budget, Low-budget, 1955
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A 1970s British public information film about lifting leaving objects.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film about crossing the road safely. Yes, I realise the file is misspelled!
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1974 British PSA for preventing bicycle thefts. This type of short is known in Britain as a public information film. Note: despite the age of this, unless I'm mistaken it is still under copyright.
Topics: Public service announcement, 1970s, Classic PSA, British television, Central Office of Information
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A vintage British public information film.
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A 1970s British public information film about how to dispose of bodies after a nuclear attack. This was produced for television broadcast, however Wikipedia's article indicates this wasn't broadcast at the time.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1960s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British 30-second public information film.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1960s British public information about safe driving.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1960s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film. I ripped this from a DVD called Charley Says .
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information
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A 1970s British public information film. For those who are curious, I am ripping these Central Office of Information shorts from DVDs. You'd be amazed at what the British released on DVD, a very broad selection of unusual material.
Topics: Classic PSA, Public service announcement, 1970s, Television, Central Office of Information